As the Internet continues to Facebook-ify with a side of Twitter, old stalwarts like the once-monolithic Livejournal are becoming ghost sites, inhabited by spambots and people who think posting comicbooks online is perfectly ok. Thus the old habit of mine of occasionally rambling on for 50 paragraphs about geek paraphenalia is no longer viable on my old LJ, as without an audience for the whole thing to tell me how wrong I am, I would be better served shouting at a mirror.
I generally consider this trend to be a bad thing because I value substance in what people say over the number of times they say it, and the currently fashionable social outlets don't really accommodate substance, unless you're liking or +1ing something you wrote elsewhere (which I'm probably going to end up doing to this post). Its all very well to use social media to tell people things, but I generally find the minutae of my life and gaming to either be not worth the times of others, or to require longer, breathier, slightly-too-into-it rants.
Hence, I suppose, this move, to finally make the leap to Blogger and try to carve out something in the mire of the internet that's worth peoples time to read. I don't expect to be the next Yahtzhee or have my thoughts get +100 on Reddit or anything, but having a place to empty my brainwaste online is something I've been seeking for a while now, so I'll give it a shot, see where it takes me.